Jess Elizabeth O'Connell


❤ I grew up in the countryside, a place with rolling hill, forests, woodlands, acres and acres of fields and hedgerows. I would hear the occasional dog barking or a church bell peeling in the distance.

I found such inspiration there. It fuelled my imagination! I began writing stories when I was as young as 7. My first dabble in this field was a poem, and then went on to create short stories in a school foolscap book.

The writing bug has always been with me and I love nothing more than creating something from my dreams, imagination and life experiences. I have five books published so far. It is such a joy to share my works.

New Interview coming soon!


Times Hearts
Price: Free! Words: 12,970. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
'Time is a place in the heart' A small collection of short stories of romance, relationships and what ifs!
Gossamer Wings and Other Things
Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Love
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Gossamer Wings and Other Things, is a delicately delightful book, of loving quotes, poetry and thoughts, graced with beautiful artwork and photographs to compliment each piece.
The Seasons May Drift
Price: Free! Words: 25,740. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(3.83 from 6 reviews)
A secret wish, longing tears. Ems had given up on all hope she would ever find the right man. The man of her dreams. The one! When Max came along, she didn't realise he was for her! But the secret which he carried, was so deep, would she find out and would this destroy all of her hopes and dreams?
The Howling Winds
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
...'the moon darkened...time bled...the grains of a forgotten world'...
The Promise
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
In this first ever published collection by the Author and categorized under the theme of three seasons and the sea, beginning with autumn followed by winter through to spring. Representing loves transition from its untimely demise, subsequent longing and broken heart, to the promise of love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jess Elizabeth O'Connell

  • Gifts with No Giver: A Love Affair with the Truth on March 08, 2012

    Written with thought and beauty. Loved your poems. Thank you :)
  • A Dream in the Night - 2nd Edition on May 14, 2012

    My impression of this book was that this was going to be about reflections of life in general, this is true, but this is a very personal journey by Michael. The book took me too on this journey along with him. I found the poetry, well for me it is more then poetry, it is words that have a living feeling, a living memory, with imagery of each piece easily brought to mind. Going along each chapter, the words, to me, grew stronger in feeling as I progressed through the book. All the while reading this, I felt a sense of strength and positiveness. The words are encouraging. They have a way of speaking to you with such depth of meaning. Some are dark, but they are dark for reasons that can be read in this book. Michael asks the reader to take away something from this book and I have. There are two words I am taking from this book and they are 'Warrior' and 'Courage' It is a beautiful moving book, a book with heart and soul. Thought provoking. I highly recommend it. Thank you Michael.
  • From the Heart on July 16, 2013

    I loved your poems, particularly 'Tapestry of Fate' but there are a lot of others I enjoyed and can even relate too. Writing comes from the heart every bit as much as it comes from the mind, but it is with our hearts we reach out to others. Thank you Scott for this lovely book.I wish you continued success. Highly recommended read to all.
  • Sunlit on July 16, 2013

    I loved your poem/prose. The little details of which you wrote were easily visualized. Thank you for writing this. Keep up the great work. Continued success to you.
  • Lover's Heart on July 16, 2013

    I enjoyed your prose/poetry. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 is, I found the block capital/highlighted words distracting at first. I wish you continued success.
  • West Side Girl & Other Poems on Aug. 14, 2013

    I downloaded this book in PDF format. Firstly, there was too much space between each poem, sometimes a whole page length, mostly in the first half of the book and some in the latter part. Maybe this won't be the case in other download formats. I wanted to relate to the poetry but found I couldn't. The only poem I came across that I sort of liked was 'Homebody Homespirit.' There is some imagery in a couple of the poems but not in many. I felt the poetry didn't flow. The content read more like sort of long anecdotes from the writers thoughts on life and about her own.. They would have been better served as short stories not 'poems' Some of the poetry isn't suitable for kids/ young readers. Not really my cup of tea poetry. But everyone's taste is different..
  • When Memories Dies on Aug. 15, 2013

    Lovely poem. I enjoyed it. Thank you. Keep on writing. I wish you continued success.
  • Futurecaster on Oct. 15, 2013

    A very enjoyable intriguing read. I am reminded somewhat of the movie 'Paycheck' maybe the author watched it and got inspired. But this is better than the movie in my opinon. Perhaps as an idea the author could use this piece as the beginning of a novel. Maybe there is more to this story!! It is told in the first person and there is no dialogue (dialogue fans take note). It is a good paced story that you will not be able to put down. I won't mention anything about its contents as I dislike spoilers. I do agree with the reviewer below me, that you do feel are on the journey with the character, you can feel the emotions. A highly recommended read.
  • Fears on Feb. 27, 2014

    Nice poem. Only quibble is the fact it is just one poem and not a book of poetry. Please write more. You have a flair for expressionism. Best of luck :)